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Win–loss record (pitching)

In baseball and softball, a win–loss record indicates the number of wins and losses credited to a pitcher. For example, a 20 -- 10 win -- loss record would represent 10 losses. In each game, one pitcher on the winning team is awarded a win and one pitcher on the losing team is given a loss in their respective statistics; these pitchers are collectively known as the pitchers of record. The designation of win or loss for a pitcher is known as a decision, only one pitcher for each team receives a decision. A starting pitcher who does not receive credit for a win or loss is said to have no decision. In certain situations, another pitcher on the winning team who pitched in relief of the winning pitcher can be credited with a save, holds can be awarded to relief pitchers on both sides, but these are never awarded to the pitcher, awarded the win; the decisions are awarded by the official scorer of the game in accordance with the league's rules. The official scorer does not assign a winning or losing pitcher in some games which are forfeited, such as those that are tied at the time of forfeiture.

If the game is tied, no pitcher is awarded any decision. A pitcher's winning percentage is calculated by dividing the number of wins by the number of decisions, it is expressed to three decimal places. In Major League Baseball, the winning pitcher is defined as the pitcher who last pitched prior to the half-inning when the winning team took the lead for the last time. There are two exceptions to this rule; the first is. If he fails to do so, he is ineligible to be the winning pitcher if he last pitched prior to the half-inning when his team took the lead for the last time, the official scorer awards the win to the relief pitcher who, in the official scorer's judgment, was the most effective; the second exception applies if the relief pitcher who last pitched prior to the half-inning when the winning team took the lead for the last time was "ineffective in a brief appearance" in the official scorer's judgment, in which case the win is awarded to the succeeding relief pitcher who, in the official scorer's judgment, was the most effective.

In the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, every pitcher is considered as a relief pitcher for the purpose of this rule. For example, a starting pitcher, Matt Cain, was awarded the win in the 2012 All-Star Game despite throwing only two innings; the losing pitcher is the pitcher who allows the go-ahead run to reach base for a lead that the winning team never relinquishes. If a pitcher allows a run which gives the opposing team the lead, his team comes back to lead or tie the game, the opposing team regains the lead against a subsequent pitcher, the earlier pitcher does not get the loss. If a pitcher leaves the game with his team in the lead or with the score tied, but with the go-ahead run on base, this runner subsequently scores the go-ahead run, the pitcher who allowed this runner to reach base is responsible for the loss; this is true regardless of the manner in which this batter reached base, how he subsequently scored. If the relief pitching completes the half-inning without surrendering the go-ahead run, the departed pitcher cannot receive a loss.

For example, on April 13, 2007, Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs was facing the Cincinnati Reds in the top of the 5th inning. He was taken out of the game with the Cubs leading 5–4 and the bases loaded; the pitcher who replaced him, Will Ohman, proceeded to allow two of the runners on base to score, giving the Reds a 6–5 lead. Although Zambrano was not pitching at the time the runs were scored, he was charged with the loss, as the base runners who scored were his responsibility; the pitchers who receive the win and the loss are known, collectively, as the pitchers of record. A pitcher who starts a game but leaves without earning either a win or a loss is said to have received a no decision, regardless of his individual performance. A pitcher's total wins and losses are noted together. In the early years of Major League Baseball before 1900 it was common for an exceptional pitcher to win 30 or more games in one season with Old Hoss Radbourn of the defunct Providence Grays holding the record with 59 wins in 1884.

Since 1900, pitchers have made fewer and fewer starts and the standard has changed. As hitting improved, better pitching was needed; this meant, among other things, throwing the ball much harder, it became unrealistic to ask a pitcher to throw nearly as hard as he could for over 100 pitches a game without giving him several days to recover. In the first third of the 20th century, winning 30 games became the rare mark of excellent achievement. Since 1990, this has changed further, as winning 20 or more games in a single season is now achieved by only a handful of pitchers each season. For example, in 2004 only three of the more than five hundred major league pitchers did so. In 2006 and again in 2009, no pitcher in either league won 20 games; the last pitcher to win 25 games was Bob Welch in 1990. The New York Times wrote in 2011 that as advanced statistics have expanded, a pitcher's win-loss record has decreased in importance. For example, Félix Hernández won the Cy Young Award in 2010 in spite of a 13–12 re

J. P. Nissen Co

Nissen Markers, aka J. P. Nissen Co was named the John P Nissen Jr Company is a held company, still owned by the founding family based in Glenside, Pennsylvania; the company was founded in 1923 to manufacture markers for the textile industry and went on to receive numerous important patents on textile marking devices and methods. It is one of the largest manufacturers of industrial markers in the world. In 1923, John P. Nissen Jr. founded the J. P. Nissen Jr. Company in Philadelphia. Prior to founding the company, John Nissen studied chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After MIT, he went to work for Vanity Fair Hosiery Mills in Reading, PA. While at Vanity Fair, he realized; the company’s name disappeared from the stockings, which caused warranty problems for Vanity Fair. The John P. Nissen Company was based on John Nissen’s formula for an indelible ink to mark the stockings. While unknown outside of its industry, the JP Nissen Company's many innovations were significant to manufacturing and labor.

Its products included a black Bleach Proof marker. The markers were used to mark bolts of cloth prior to bleaching; these products allowed the textile industry to use unskilled labor, replacing the higher skilled employees who embroidered lot numbers on the bolts of cloth. During World War II, the company manufactured markers that were used for the U. S. Navy personnel to mark their uniforms; the company sold these "clos-mar-king" markers to naval post exchanges until the 1980s. During WW II, workers at the Baldwin Locomotive Works, producing tanks for the US Army at that time, were using Nissen textile markers to mark the steel plates; the company decided to produce ball-point Metal Markers to better fulfill this need. Both Textile Markers and the Metal Markers are still used by J. P. Nissen Company today. In the early 1970s, the company developed the first Low Chloride Metal Marker, used for nuclear applications in defense works, nuclear-powered ships and nuclear power generating plants. Now more than 85 years old, the company sells its markers in over 81 countries.

In 2009, longtime employee Robert Pali succeeded Peter Nissen as President and Chief Operating Officer. Robert Pali is serving his second term as the treasurer for the American Welding Society. Additionally in 2006 he was the American Welding Society’s recipient of the National Meritorious Certificate Award in recognition for his years of service with the organization. Amongst J. P. Nissen's many patented innovations are: - a printing roller which, according to the patent, "has been useful in the printing of fabric, hosiery, wherein designs and the like, are permanently applied" issued on Dec 18, 1928.- a marking implement that, according to the patent, could be "cheaply manufactured, so that when the material is used, the implement can be discarded" issued on Dec 29, 1931.- an implement for applying fluent materials issued on Jul 5, 1941.- a Design for a tip of marking elements issued on Nov 18, 1941.- a Collapsible tube issued on Dec 21, 1943. Official Nissen Markers Webpage Official AWS Webpage

Land of Hope and Dreams

"Land of Hope and Dreams" is a 1999 song written by Bruce Springsteen and performed by Springsteen and the E Street Band. After being performed on tour and released on multiple live albums, a studio recording was released for the first time on Wrecking Ball in 2012; the song was written prior to the 1999–2000 E Street Band reunion tour, appeared on the Live in New York City album from that tour. It was used as the theme song of the MLB on TBS coverage for the postseason in the 2012 Major League Baseball season; the song's origins date to 1998 or early 1999, when it was first written, although the mandolin riff first appeared on the song "Labor of Love" on Joe Gruscheky's 1995 album American Babylon that Springsteen played on. It came during the close of a decade in which Springsteen had parted ways with the E Street Band, gotten married again and had children, had released little new music in a rock vein, he said, "I was having a hard time locating my rock voice. I knew I didn't want it to be what it was, but I didn't know...

I'd made some records over the past years, I made one in'94. I made a series of demos, kind of in search of that voice, and I was having a hard time finding it. And there was a point I said:'Well, maybe I just don't do that now. Maybe that's something that I did.'" But after writing "Land of Hope and Dreams", he felt it was "as good as any songs like this that I've written. It was like, there's that voice I was looking for."The song was first heard by outsiders in March 1999 during preparations for the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour. During a series of private rehearsals at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall, several dozen of the Springsteen faithful, eager with anticipation at what the long-awaited reunion might bring, stood outside the hall on the cold and windy boardwalk and beach to hear what they could from inside the walls and reporting their findings on several Springsteen Internet forums, it was during one of these rehearsals that fans first heard run-throughs of what they called "The Train Song" or "This Train".

When the first public rehearsal performance at Convention Hall was given on March 18, 1999, when the tour opened on April 9 at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi, the song became the tour's closing epic "Land of Hope and Dreams". Indeed, the one newly written song to be featured during most of the tour, closing the shows for much of it, was "Land of Hope and Dreams". Musically based in part around The Impressions' "People Get Ready", written by Curtis Mayfield, but set to a loud guitar churn with a sometimes-heard mandolin riff from Steven Van Zandt, lyrically it was a deliberate inversion of the traditional American gospel song first recorded in the 1920s, "This Train" known as "This Train Is Bound for Glory". In Springsteen's take, all are welcome on the train - not just "the righteous and the holy" of the original, but "saints and sinners", "losers and winners", "whores and gamblers" - you just get on board. Stretched to eight or more minutes, with several false endings, "Lohad" represented the culmination of the tour's message of rock and roll revival.

Well, you don't know where you're goin' now But you know you won't be backI said this train... Dreams will not be thwarted. Faith will be rewardedEntertainment Weekly called the song "pure secular gospel", helping to promote the outing "as much traveling tent revival as reunion tour," and suggested that churches would be lucky to have as feverish an audience response as Springsteen received in his concerts. While it was unusual for every show on the tour to end with a new, unreleased song, The New York Times felt it "was a appropriate and telling conclusion to the show, a happy ending of sorts to the preceding tales of characters trying to navigate their way through a morally and uncertain world, weighing their dreams against their reality and trying to decide which path to follow.""Land of Hope and Dreams" represented a thematic strain in Springsteen's work. Author Louis P. Masur wrote that in a sense, the song represented a return to the motifs of the 1975 Born to Run album with the "But you know you won't be back" line, but that overall the song had a more optimistic view.

Author Jimmy Guterman traced it back further, to the all-is-forgiven, magical-city universe of 1973's "New York City Serenade", forward to the 2002 album The Rising. Author Eric Alterman wrote that the song "somehow seemed to encapsulate twenty-five years of Springsteen songwriting" and in particular a moral from 1978's "Badlands": "It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive." "Land of Hope and Dreams" was recorded during a performance at Madison Square Garden on July 1, 2000. Running 9:22 in length, this rendition was featured on the HBO film Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in New York City, first broadcast on April 7, 2001; as an audio recording, it was included on accompanying CD release of the same name, on March 27, 2001, which reached number five on the Billboard 200 U. S. album chart. In reviewing the release, Entertainment Weekly said that the song "is Springsteen at his most movingly idealistic, with a gospel train replacing the old, youthful promise of escape on a motorbike."Then, following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the same recording was included on the God Bless America charity album, released on October 16, 2001.

The album, composed of a variety of patriotic and inspirational songs, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Final

Wireless Washtenaw

The Wireless Washtenaw project was an ambitious plan to provide free wireless broadband access throughout Washtenaw County, Michigan by April 2008 "without a burden on taxpayers". To accomplish this, it was to rely upon a public/ private sector partnership between the Washtenaw County government and 20/20 Communications. In March 2010, due to a failure to qualify for a certain anticipated federal stimulus grant, 20/20 Communications sold most of its operations to 123Net. 20/20 Communications however continues to be's sales representative for the Washtenaw County area via its website and sales has continued to maintain the Wireless Washtenaw network, in the downtown Ann Arbor area has expanded its transmission capabilities to include the 4G WiMAX microwave band. Their 4G WiMAX service is a business class product offered outside of the original Wireless Washtenaw project, it has upgraded some of the network equipment of the project as well. As of November 2010, the network provided wireless internet access options to downtown Ann Arbor, Saline and Dexter.

From 2008 through 2010 it became clear that all of the original goals of the Wireless Washtenaw program were not being achieved by the deadlines as stipulated in the 20/20 Communications contract. Since acquisition by and until an additional source of significant funding for the program might be found, 20/20 Communications, under has restated the more realistic goals of the plan as hoping, "to revisit the possibility of expanding the Wireless Washtenaw network sometime next summer." One estimate for the amount of additional funding needed to provide full coverage to the county is $10,000,000. New'free' subscriptions to the service are no longer offered on the 20/20 website. 20/20 no longer advertises any pricing on its website. Washtenaw County, has described the goals of Wireless Washtenaw to be the following; as of November, 2010, due to lack of funding, and 20/20 remain in the Pre-Deployment phase of setting up Wireless Washtenaw. Ann Arbor As of 11/17/2006, radios have been installed on street lamps or traffic signal arms on: Ashley and Liberty Main street from Washington to William Fourth Ave from Huron to Liberty Division from Huron to William State Street from Huron to South U.

Each radio transmits 300 to 600 feet depending on obstructions. These radios transmit the 802.11 g WiFi signal in the 2.4 GHz range. Manchester Radios were installed on the Manchester water tower in November 2006, they broadcast the pre-wimax 802.11a signal on the 5.7 GHz band in a 1.5-mile radius. Manchester area residents need to install a radio on their homes as well to receive and translate the signal. Saline There are two separate types of signals in the Saline pilot. For home users, Radios have been installed on the Henry Street water tower, they broadcast in the 802.11a Pre-wimax WiFi signal covering an area 360 degrees for 1.5 miles. Residents need; the downtown business Saline area on US-12 receives the 802.11b and G WiFi signal on the 2.4 GHz band. Chelsea and Dexter As of November 2010, the 20/20 website advertises its coverage as including the towns of Dexter and Chelsea. Washtenaw County, issued a Request for Information on June 7, 2005; these companies include: 20/20 Communications Air Advantage Franchising Group Belair Every://WARE IBM ITP Wireless Michigan Broadband Systems MichTel Motorola NeoReach OpAve PCS Broadband Provide.

Net Quality Technologies RFconnect SBC Siemens SkyTel SpotFone, Inc Tropos Networks Vivato Washtenaw Wideopen Wireless Wireless Resources After reviewing the results of the Wireless Washtenaw RFI, the county release a Request For Proposal on November 29

Palnati Brahmanayudu

Palanati Brahmanaidu is a 2003 Telugu Action film produced by Medikonda Murali Krishna on Venkata Ramana Productions banner and directed by B. Gopal. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Arti Agarwal, Sonali Bendre in the lead roles and music composed by Mani Sharma; the film recorded as flop at box office. The film was dubbed into Hindi as Bhavani: The Tiger in 2006; the story was earlier adapted into a Kannada film titled Raja Narasimha - sans the train stopping sequence - which released six weeks before this movie. SSS Bhavani Prasad lives in Karampudi. Sruthi, a girl, engaged to an NRI, falls in love with Bhavani Prasad. A lady called Siva Nageswari shoots at Bhavani Prasad; the rest of the film explains the reasons for the consequences that follow. Bhavani Prasad is a local leader; the people respect him, adore him and are willing to give up their life for him. On the occasion of Bhavani Prasad's sister's marriage, he meets a friend of his sister. Sruthi is the fiancée of American-born Indian – Prudhvi.

They both part ways. In the due course of events, she falls in love with Bhavani Prasad. Both families agree to their marriage. On this occasion, Siva Nageswari shoots Bhavani Prasad. Flashback unveils in the second half. One of the persons who works under Bhavani Prasad gets bashed up by goons of the rival faction – Nagayalanka Narasinga Naidu for no reason of him, they presume that he wrote love letters to his daughter Siva Nageswari and trash the pulp out of him. Due to this, Jatin becomes a cripple for life. Bhavani Prasad vows to get Nageswari married to Jatin. Another of Bhavani’s rivals – Mukesh Rushi joins hands with Narasinga Naidu and plans to damage Bhavani’s image and withhold Siva Nageswari’s marriage, it is revealed that Mukesh Rushi’s son fell in love with Bhavani’s sister who rejected his love and married someone else. To avenge these defaming incidents both these villains unite. Art: Raju Choreography: Raghava Lawrence, Saroj Khan Fights: Vikram Dharma, Raju Story: Posani Krishna Murali Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers Screenplay: Paruchuri Brothers, Posani Krishna Murali Lyrics: Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Vennelakanti Playback:SP Balu, Mano, Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, Mallikarjun, Radhika, Poornima Music: Mani Sharma Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao Cinematography: V. S. R. Swamy Producer: Medikonda Murali Krishna Director: B.

Gopal Banner: Venkata Ramana Productions Release Date: 5 June 2003 Music composed by Mani Sharma. Music released on ADITYA Music Company. VCDs and DVDs on - Sri Balaji Videos, Hyderabad Palnati Brahmanayudu on IMDb

Jesse Meredith

Jesse Oswald Meredith was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s and 1930s. He played club level rugby union for Abertillery RFC, representative level rugby league for Wales, at club level for Warrington, as a centre, i.e. number 3 or 4. Jesse Meredith's birth was registered in Bedwellty district and his death aged 68 was registered Liverpool district, England. Jesse Meredith won a cap for Wales while at Warrington in 1930. Jesse Meredith played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Warrington's 3-5 defeat by Swinton in the 1927–28 Challenge Cup Final during the 1927–28 season at Central Park, Wigan, in front of a crowd of 33,909. Jesse Meredith played, scored a try in Warrington's 15-2 victory over Salford in the 1929–30 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1929–30 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 November 1929. Jesse Meredith made his début for Warrington on Monday 17 October 1927, he played his last match for Warrington on Saturday 25 April 1931.

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